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The augmented reality gold rush is afoot

Who will be the Pixar of AR? Someone oughta be rounding up Hollywood special effects engineers and animated character designers to build an augmented reality content startup.<p>This week’s launch of Facebook’s Camera Effects platform means there are suddenly 1.8 billion people waiting to be …

Augmented Reality

A robot-delivery startup helped write state laws that are locking out competition

New robot laws are popping up across the country.<p>Two U.S. states — Virginia and Idaho — have now passed laws to allow delivery robots to operate statewide.<p>The new laws, both of which were passed this year, were written with the help of Starship Technologies, a delivery-robot company based in …


Is There a Russian Mole Inside the NSA? The CIA? Both?

The latest leak by the Shadow Brokers hackers exposed classified information that could only have come from within the NSA, setting the stage for a Cold War ritual—the mole hunt.<p>A message from Vladimir Putin can take many forms.<p>It can be as heavy-handed as a pair of Russian bombers buzzing the …

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Steve Wozniak Says Apple Is Turning Into Microsoft

There would be no Apple without Steve Wozniak.<p>Wozniak, who co-founded Apple over 40 years ago with the late Steve Jobs, remains a revered figure in …

Silicon Valley

Spying on Students: School-Issued Devices and Student Privacy

by Frida Alim, Nate Cardozo, GennieGebhart, Karen Gullo,<br>and Amul Kalia<p>Download the report as a PDF.<p>EXECUTIVE SUMMARY<p>Students and their families are …


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9 Ways to Inspire Student Inventors

There’s an old saying that the things that change your life are the books you read, the places you go, and the people you meet. But I’d like to add a …


5 Easy Brain Breaks for Your Classroom

How the African STEP Dance Ignited Kids at Ron Clark Academy @coolcatteacher


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Motivating Special Needs Breakthroughs #mondaymotivation @coolcatteacher

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5 Tips for Teaching the Tough Kids

Every teacher remembers his or her first "tough kid" experience. Maybe the student ignored your directions or laughed at your attempts to utilize the …

10 Best Sites That Offer Gorgeous Free Images for Blogs

In our modern world, everything seems to move at hyper-speed. Most people decide whether they will keep reading something within just a few seconds. …


All the Coolest New Features in the Windows 10 Creators Update

Microsoft is doing their best to drum up excitement for the relatively mundane experience of updating Windows. Today’s release—the Creators Update—is …


Sleep Docs Push for Later School Start Time

A new position statement from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) asserts that the school day should begin at 8:30 a.m. or later for middle …


PMP:061 Six Ways To Showcase Your Great School

Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS<p>Yesterday John Wink hosted a Twitter challenge called #LoveMySchoolDay where he invited educators across the country …


8 Tips for Better Classroom Procedures (in a STEAM Lab) @coolcatteacher

Watch Animated Introductions to 13 Classic Authors: Kafka, Austen, Dostoevsky, Dickens & Many More

Mouse Study Shows How Lack of Sleep Affects Memory-Making

Although scientists have known that a lack of sleep can interfere with the ability to learn and make memories, the precise methods by which this …


Peaks and Valleys - An Interactive Story Map

Peaks and Valleys is an interactive story map produced on the ESRI platform. As you scroll through the story map the highest peaks and lowest valleys …

A Beginner’s Guide To Progressive Web Apps

Progressive web apps could be the next big thing for the mobile web. Originally proposed by Google in 2015, they have already attracted a lot of …

Web Development

Social Emotional Learning with Special Needs Kids Using Puppets


Aurasma and Augmented Reality in the Classroom

Augmented Reality